By following prevention guidelines, Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place has prevented the spread of COVID-19 within our community, while ensuring our residents continue to live the life they love. At Bishop Spencer Place, you will find safety, community, and freedom, especially during this unprecedented time.
Bishop Spencer Place has worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Saint Luke’s Health System COVID-19 response team to implement several precautions to protect our community. Cleaning, ventilation, staff education, and appropriate personal protective equipment have helped ensure residents remain safe. As part of Saint Luke’s, Bishop Spencer Place residents also know quality health care is only a block away.
“‘I’m so glad I moved to Bishop Spencer Place!’ I can’t count how often I’ve said that to friends and family since I’ve moved here, especially in the past few months.
COVID-19 is one of the best reasons I know to consider a move to a senior living facility like Bishop Spencer Place. The massive impact of this world pandemic is a wake-up call to take action and stop procrastinating. Personal health and safety combined with invigorating mental and physical surroundings put concerns and demands of home-ownership in the past.”
– George Dooley, Bishop Spencer Place resident
At Bishop Spencer Place, our residents are family. During this time of disconnection, our residents have found their friendships with neighbors even more meaningful. Beyond the diverse interests and histories of our residents, our community also includes support from medical staff, recreation directors, therapists, and our dining partners. Together, we care for each other’s health and well-being.
“The community spirit at Bishop Spencer Place is remarkable. I have formed many new friendships and participated in several volunteer opportunities, while still having the freedom to enjoy my retirement at a pace of my own choosing. Two events have revealed to me how fortunate I am to be living here, the death of my wife some two years ago and now the pandemic. I can think of no other place I would rather be than Bishop Spencer Place at this stage of my life.”
– Clark Achelpohl, Bishop Spencer Place resident
Within the safety of our community, residents have found freedom of a different kind. Our residents have stayed active and engaged during the pandemic with iPads, virtual games, strength-and-stretch classes with our physical therapists, and more.
Kansas City Symphony members have brought their talent and instruments to the beautiful Bishop’s Garden for socially distanced concerts. We have shared several afternoons outside with the glorious sounds of Opus 76 as the garden began to bloom.
“More often, my husband and I have said, ‘We are so glad we are here.’ Bishop Spencer Place staff and administrators have worked tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy. PB&J food service—one of the jewels of Bishop Spencer Place—deliver our meals to our door like room service, but delivered by staff we know and love.
Our activities director and her team have brought entertainment to us via our TV channel, local musicians performing outdoors, and other imaginative ways to connect, while always following the safety guidelines. We also enjoy our beautiful gardens and dog park, as well as raised beds for doing some gardening of our own.”
– Jeanette Rushing, Bishop Spencer Place resident